Brief History of Social Studies Dept.

The Department of Social Science Education was created from the Department of Educational Foundations and Management, Faculty of Education, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.. The Senate of the University approved the Department on the 30th of May, 2012, and  formal operations of giving admissions to qualified candidates began on the 17th of August, 2015.


The foundational lecturers of the Department are:

  1. Dr (Mrs.) F.M. Osalusi (Ag. HOD)
  2. Dr (Mrs.) B.O. Abdu-Raheem
  3. Dr (Mrs.) M.F. Oluwagbohunmi
  4. H.F. Okunade
  5. R.A. Alonge
  6. E.O. Abiodun


At present, The Department runs Bachelor Degree programmes in the following four disciplines:

  1. Ed. Social Studies      –     This program domiciles fully in the Department.
  2. Sc (Ed) Economics      –
  3. Sc (Ed) Geography      –        (2,3 & 4) Run in collaboration with the cognate Departments within the Faculty.
  4. Sc (Ed) Political Science  –


The four programmes were fully accredited by the National University Commission (NUC) in 2015/2016 Academic Session. Since the take-off of the Department, the number of academic staff has significantly increased from six to fifteen. The Department began floating an academic journal- Social Science Education Journal (SOSCED-J)- in 2017 and has since then published three (3) volumes of the journal.


The Department is also running postgraduate programmes- M. Ed, M. Phil /Ph.D and Ph. D- in Social Studies Education. At the same time, the Department has also designed programmes for M. Sc, (Ed), M.Phil/ Ph.D and Ph.D in Education/Economics, Education/Political Science and Education/Geography, which are expected to take off soon subject to the approval of the University Senate.

Call for Papers

SOSCED-J is a multi-disciplinary journal which strives to cater for the needs of researchers, academia, and scholars. The Journal is focused on areas of research that are connected with the following disciplines: Education, Humanities, Science and Social Sciences.

Authors are invited to submit their manuscript(s) for publication. Papers demonstrating high standard, theoretical and practical implications will be peer-reviewed and considered for immediate publication. The Journal publishes twice in a year.

Guidelines for Paper Submission

  1. The title of the paper and the sub-heading should be highlighted and clearly stated. It must include author’s name and affiliation, full address including phone numbers and e-mail address to which correspondence could be sent.
  2. The abstract should be between 200 and 250 words in italics, with focus on the purpose, methodology, findings and recommendations. There should be a maximum of 5 keywords below the Abstract.
  3. Articles should be typed in double-line spacing in Times New Roman font (12 font size) on A4 paper. The 6th APA Referencing Edition must be used.
  4. Soft copies of manuscripts are to be mailed to soscedj@gmail.com.
  5. Further enquiries to be directed to the:

i. Editor –in- Chief :

Dr. (Mrs.) B. O. Abdu-Raheem
Dept. of Social Science Education,
Faculty of Education,
Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.

ii. Managing Editor:

Alonge, R. A. Ph.D
Dept. of Social Science Education,
Faculty of Education,
Ekiti State University,  Ado-Ekiti.